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SUNS # 10008 Friday 17 May 2024

Trade : Will the US accept a binding Appeal/Review mechanism at WTO? (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
With the enforcement function of the Worl d Trade Organization having been made dysfunctional amidst escalating trade tensions, the new facilitator overseeing the reform of the fractured disput e settlement system has her task cut out, particularly in restoring a binding Appeal/Review mechanism that provides legal certainty to developing and least-developed countries in resolving global trade disputes, said people f amiliar with the development.

UN : Rights chief, independent experts criticize Georgia's "foreign agents" law (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The adoption by Georgia's Parliament of the "Law on Transparency of Foreign Influence" will seriously undermine the freedoms of expression and association in the country, Volker Turk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said on 15 May.

Opinion : Chronicle of a catastrophe foretold (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
The IMF warns of a decade ahead of "tepid growth" and "popular discontent", with th e poorest economies worst off.

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